GenOM Project - Genomics Outreach for Minorities, University of Washington

"As an undergraduate researcher, I am learning things that I am so excited about. I finally get to use my education and put it to use. It isn’t just pictures and text in books anymore."

-Brittney McKenzie, GenOM ALVA 2008


The GenOM Project is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and in part by the Genentech Foundation. The program provides educational and research opportunities as well as academic support for underrepresented minority students interested in genomics and life sciences research at the University of Washington.



GenOM Project News

description2016 High School Big Data ALVA Summer Program

We are happy to announce the application for the High School Big Data ALVA 2016 summer program has been extended until May 23, 2016!

The 2016 application can be found HERE.

The letter of recommendation form can be found HERE.

Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application packet.

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Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31, 2015
SACNAS National Conference
The SACNAS National Conference will be held in Washington D.C. this year and is a great networking opportunity for students. The deadline fo applications for both abstracts and the travel scholarships are open now, and are due May 15, 2015.

Wednesday, November 11 through Saturday, November 14, 2015
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
The ABRCMS conference will be held in Seattle, WA. this year. The deadline for submitting abstracts and travel scholarship applications is September 11, 2015.